Last Updated: August 23rd, 2012

It's that time again, indie gamers: the much-loved Humble Bundle has returned for a third go-round on Android. As before, you can name your own price for popular Android games Fieldrunners, Bit.Trip Beat, SpaceChem and Uplink, giving the cash to worthy non-profits Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or a combination thereof. If you pay more than the average (currently just below $6) you get a bonus game, Spirits. All games include a free digital soundtrack and desktop versions for PC, Mac and Linux, with Steam integration for those who are so inclined.

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The games featured have enjoyed some notable success already: Fieldrunners is a staple of the tower defense genre, Bit.Trip Beat is an appropriately trippy mashup of Breakout-style nostalgia and rhythm gaming, SpaceChem brings pseudoscience and ambient puzzles together, and Uplink simulates "hacking" in text-based international espionage. The new bonus game, Spirits, has you guiding fallen leaves to their destination with some beautiful 2D platforming. Bit.Trip Beat, Uplink and Spirits are brand new to Android.

Unfortunately, Humble can't integrate with the Google Play Store, so after purchasing the games you'll need to download and side-load them onto your phone or tablet. But they're all DRM-free, and payments from PayPal, Amazon and Google Wallet make getting them easy. If past bundles are anything to go by, more games may be added before the August 29th deadline. Oh, and a plea to our more frugal readers: this is for charity, and in support of developers who have donated their top-notch games to the cause. Don't be the jerk who pays a penny.

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • fritish

    Rad! Got it!

  • crankyd00d

    How are app updates handled with something like this?

    • ericl5112

      You download the Humble Bundle android app, and you can get updates through that.

      • crankyd00d

        That I didn't know, thanks. I never looked at this before because for me no app updates equals zero value. I've been missing out!

        • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

          It's very slick now. You can setup an account too, rather than when the HB app first came out you'd have to register each bundle separately. I really wouldn't worry about it

  • Jordan Hall

    Games are mediocre at best, if i had the cash to throw away i would

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      I kind of agree, I wasn't blown away, and I think I have 1-2 of the games already, either from Amazon's free app of the day or on PC. That said, it's not hard to scrounge up a buck.

      • Sorian

        Same here, I have 3 out of the 5 they are offering this time.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    Now I need to figure out how to split one cent between 3 people...

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.charles.7 Cameron Charles

    the article mentions that new games will most likely get added, do early buyers get those games too?

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      Yes. They did this with the last bundle. They announced the new game via email to all the customers. The new game was available for download in the bundle's homepage. It also showed up in the app.